Awesome rotemburo (easily the most beautiful one I have seen) by the river and waterfall.
However, it was very very dirty and I could see tonnes of floating particles and we are not talking of leaves etc. only.
I wonder if the onsen is ever cleaned by the staff !
Probably very dirty because it is also opened to the public and Yamamizuki is one of the top outdoor public rotemburo in Kurokawa Onsen for its views.
The changing facility to the onsen was also very basic and cold considering the fact that it subzero outside.
The room was sizeable (got the cheapest room) but quite cold.
Staff was very helpful by giving me a 2nd room next door which had 2 air-conditioning units that also doubled up as a heater.
So we effectively had access to 2 rooms, which admittedly was very generous of the ryokan.
The ryokan was generally not very well heated and the common corridors were also very cold.
Dinner was mediocre but sufficient.
I probably will not stay here again, but will likely visit the outdoor onsen for its views despite it being very dirty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hot SpringOutdoor Hot SpringsOur alluring outdoor hot springs, which provide you the luxury of being one with nature along side a beautiful natural mountain stream, lush with trees is an experience worth encountering. The sound of the water trickling through the mountains while soaking in the hot springs is such an enriching experience that you will never want it to end. Enjoy the splendor of “Yamamizuki,” a symbol that cherishes nature and comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yamamizuki Japan/Kumamoto Prefecture - Minamioguni-Machi